Absence Procedures

  • Regular attendance at school is an essential part of the educational program for each student in District 25.  To report your child absent, we request that you utilize the option that is deemed best for your school below. These absence procedures not only help us fulfill required attendance monitoring obligations, but also helps to assure the safety of our students.

  • Elementary Schools

    Absence Procedure

    Online Absence Form

    Dryden Dolphins

    Dryden Elementary

    We prefer you report your child's absence online, by clicking the link to the right, but if you need to call, please dial our main office line and listen for the prompts.

    (847) 398.4280

    CLICK HERE TO REPORT AN ABSENCE ONLINE.

     Greenbrier Gators

    Greenbrier Elementary

    We prefer you report your child's absence online, by clicking the link to the right, but if you need to call, please dial our main office line and listen for the prompts.

    Early Childhood: (847) 398-4211

    K-5 Absences: (847) 398-4272

    Early Childhood: CLICK HERE TO REPORT AN ABSENCE ONLINE.

     

    K-5: CLICK HERE TO REPORT AN ABSENCE ONLINE.

     Ivy Hill Elementary

    Ivy Hill Elementary

    Please dial the number below and follow the promts to get you to our absence hotline:

    (847) 398-4275

    NO OPTION TO REPORT AN ABSENCE ONLINE AT THIS TIME. 

     Olive-Mary Stitt Elementary

    Olive-Mary Stitt Elementary

    We prefer you report your child's absence online, by clicking the link to the right, but if you need to call, please dial our main office line and listen for the prompts.

    (847) 398.4282

    CLICK HERE TO REPORT AN ABSENCE ONLINE.

     Patton Elementary

    Patton Elementary

    We prefer you report your child's absence online, by clicking the link to the right, but if you need to call, please dial our main office line and listen for the prompts.

    (847) 398.4288

    CLICK HERE TO REPORT AN ABSENCE ONLINE.

     Westgate Elementary

    Westgate Elementary

    We prefer you report your child's absence online, by clicking the link to the right, but if you need to call, please dial our main office line and listen for the prompts.

    (847) 398.4292

    CLICK HERE TO REPORT AN ABSENCE ONLINE.

     Windsor Elementary

    Windsor Elementary

    Please dial the number below and follow the promts to get you to our absence hotline:

    (847) 398-4297

    NO OPTION TO REPORT AN ABSENCE ONLINE AT THIS TIME.

         

    Middle Schools

    Absence Procedure

    Online Absence Form 

    South Middle School

    South Middle School

    We prefer you report your child's absence online, by clicking the link to the right, but if you need to call, please dial our main office line and listen for the prompts.

    (847) 398.4250

    CLICK HERE TO REPORT AN ABSENCE ONLINE.

     Thomas Middle School

    Thomas Middle School

    Please dial the number below and follow the promts to get you to our absence hotline:

    (847) 398-4260

    CLICK HERE TO REPORT AN ABSENCE ONLINE.

     

    The online system and the phone system are operational twenty-four hours a day, so you can report an absence anytime. Absences must be reported before 9:15 A.M. As you leave a message on the Voice Mail Hotline, please include the following information:

    • Student's name, please spell the last name

    • Student's teacher's name

    • Length of absence

    • Reason for absence - giving this information will eliminate the need for you to send a note with your child when he/she returns to school

    • Request for homework after the second day of absence

     

    If the office has not received a note or a voicemail message by the time the school begins for morning absences or by lunch for afternoon absences, a parent will be called, as Illinois law requires us to contact a parent if the child's absence is not reported to us.  Home numbers will be phoned first.  If no response, a parent's work number will be called.   If the school is unable to reach a parent, the person listed on the child's Emergency Form will be called.  
     
    Please help us know your child is at home by calling the office.
     
    Homework for Elementary School
    If you wish to pick up homework for a child who is absent for the second consecutive day, please let us know when you call in your child's absence, and the message will be passed on to the child's teacher.  The books and assignments will be ready for you to pick up in the office between 3:35 P.M. and 4:00 P.M. that afternoon.  Due to our security system, the school will be locked at 4:00 P.M., so it will not be possible to enter the building to pick up homework after that time.
     
    Homework for Middle School
    If your child is ill, please check Schoology daily for their homework. On the third consecutive day of a student absence, if materials are needed other than what your child has at home can access online, homework/materials can be requested by 10:00 AM and the teachers will have it ready for you to pick up between 3pm and 4pm.
    Homework can be sent home with a sibling or classmate if you are unable to pick it up before 4:00 P.M.  Requests for homework which are not received before 9:15 A.M. may not be able to be honored until the following day. If you request homework, please be sure to pick it up! 
     
    If a student is going to be late, please call the voicemail number listed above before 9:15 A.M. to let us know when to expect him/her and whether he/she will be having hot lunch.
     
    Remind your child to check in with the secretary in the office when arriving late, so we know that he/she is in the building and safe.

    State attendance mandates are explained below to help you understand how we are required by law to count attendance.

     

    State Requirements for Student Attendance

    The State of Illinois has mandated guidelines for attendance minutes for school age children.  Please ask if you wish to read the guidelines.

    In order for the office to be able to accurately report student attendance, any student who arrives at school after 9:05 A.M. in the morning or after 1:15 P.M. in the afternoon MUST report to the office to check in with the secretary.  Likewise, any student leaving school after class is in session MUST check out with the secretary in the office. Parents should send a note requesting an early dismissal and should pick their child up in the office if he/she is leaving early.